Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Fellowship Program

Length of Fellowship:

1 year


$94,500 + benefits (moving expenses, eligible for bi-annual faculty bonus, retirement supplementation, etc.)

Additional Funds

$5k Educational Funds (covers important conference and course registrations, travel, book fund, etc.)

Number of Clinical Hours:

Nine 8 hour ED shifts per month at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. The fellow supervises EM and off-service residents as well as medical students as an attending physician.

Other Duties

Initially, the fellow is expected to scan 1-2 times per week with EM faculty. The fellow will join US faculty in supervising the PGY-1 resident rotation and scanning sessions for the first half of the year with increasing responsibility for this rotation in the second half of the year. The fellow will also be expected to help with delivering the weekly Monday US conference and assume progressively more responsibility with departmental QA. The fellow is encouraged, though not required, to participate in teaching clinical ultrasound internationally at our Guyana campus in Georgetown, Guyana.

Number of Sites

One: Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Number of Positions per year:


Additional Opportunities

Numerous additional opportunities exist. Fellows will have the opportunity to join our EM/Sports Medicine physicians in monthly scanning sessions in the sports medicine clinic. Bimonthly scanning and reading sessions with echocardiographers at the VA are available once mastery of the focused cardiac exam is demonstrated. Fellows may join in monthly scanning sessions in the Medical ICU on critically ill patients, scanning with and teaching Pulmonary/Critical Care fellows. Through our Division of International Health, fellows are encouraged to spend time teaching ultrasound in Guyana. Additional opportunities exist with local sonographers, taking advantage of Vanderbilt's richly collaborative medical community. Lastly, the fellow will have multiple opportunities to teach both locally and nationally, through formal departmental lectures as well as private conferences.

Educational Experience

The fellow will be expected to meet all ACEP guidelines for Ultrasound fellowship.
Primary training will be from the fellowship director and Ultrasound faculty, all of whom are fellowship trained.

Deadline for fellowship application:

October 1st

Fellows chosen:

As per policy--via the NRMP Match!